Dessert, Drink or Both ?! Combine Sweet Fizzy Root Beer and Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream For The Most Refreshing Treat. Why Stop At Root Beer We Have A Verity Of Flavored Sodas Available From Fitz’s Right here in St. Louis!
The root beer float was invented by Robert McCay Green in Philadelphia in 1874 during the Franklin Institute’s semi centennial celebration. The traditional story is that, on a particularly hot day, Mr. Green ran out of ice for the flavored drinks he was selling and used vanilla ice cream from a neighboring vendor, inventing a new drink.
His own account, published in Soda Fountain magazine in 1910, states that while operating a soda fountain at the celebration, he wanted to create a new treat to attract customers away from another vendor who had a fancier, larger soda fountain. After some experimentation, he decided to combine ice cream and flavored soda. During the celebration, he sold vanilla ice cream with soda and a choice of 16 flavored syrups. The new treat was a sensation and soon other soda fountains began selling ice cream floats. Green’s will instructed that “Originator of the Ice Cream Soda” was to be engraved on his tombstone.
~~~~~~Pricing and Details~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Root Beer Floats ~ $400
– Up to 2 hours of service
– Up to 50 16oz Root Beer Floats
-Additional Floats served are just $4 per piece served
– Includes Whipped Cream & Cherry garnish
-Add additional serving hours, add $70 per hour
-Plus Tax & Mileage (Mileage is just &0.75 per mile one way)
-Plus parks fees where applicable.
-Additional Charges For Early / Additional Set Up Time.
General Event Information:
Bar attendant, table, linens and standard decorations are provided. The Bar can be customized to your theme, event and guest tastes and dietary needs.